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1. Review: Take a Bow

I was excited to get Elizabeth Eulberg's newest book, Take a Bow. I loved Prom and Prejudice, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on her latest book. Once I opened this book up, I couldn't put it down. Elizabeth Eulberg has such a fresh voice. Her characters seem so real, and I think I can pick out someone in my life that matches each one in this book.


To read my full review click here.

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2. In My Mailbox: November 21 - 27, 2011


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.


For Review:


New Girl by Paige Harbison

Thanks to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley!

Coming January 31, 2012!

They call me 'New Girl'...

Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her.

Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl
I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy.
And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault.

Except for Max Holloway—the boy whose name shouldn’t be spoken. At least, not by me. Everyone thinks of him as Becca’s boyfriend…but she’s gone, and here I am, replacing her. I wish it were that easy. Sometimes, when I think of Max, I can imagine how Becca’s life was so much better than mine could ever be.

And maybe she’s still out there, waiting to take it back.


Life Is But a Dream by Brian James

Thanks to Feiwel & Friends and NetGalley!

Coming March 27, 2012!

Alec and Sabrina are crazy in love. Problem is: Sabrina’s really crazy.

Sabrina, an artist, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and her parents check her into the Wellness Center. There she meets Alec, who is convinced it's the world that's

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3. Character Interview: Trevor from Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic





Coming January 17, 2012!

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Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life.

Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go.

But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.



Today, one of Austin's friends, Trevor, is stopping by to tell us a little bit about himself, Austin, and what it's like to have a twin sister.


What's your favorite memory of Austin?

I don’t have a favorite really, just many fond ones, mostly related to music—that’s what brought us together. We sit around sometimes searching Youtube, sharing the cool bands we’d discovered. We kind of try to one up each other to see who’d found the best one. We’d been to some shows together, The Shins, Death Cab, Black Keyes, those were good times. When it’s just me and him, it’s really laid back. There’s no pressure, no expectations; just us and the music.


How are you coping with his illness?

It’s hard. And he doesn’t make it any easier by joking about it all the time. That just makes everyone uncomfortable. But that’s Austin, a jokester til the very end. I still keep holding out hope that he’ll go into remission, but I’m preparing myself. I’ll have to stay strong for Suz. She’ll be a basket case. Music gets me through though, and it will help me honor his memory when, I mean, if, he dies.


Some people initially misinterpret your shyness as arrogance. Has this ever caused you a serious problem? Is it something you're trying to overcome? How?

Oh yeah, it’s caused problems. People think because I don’t talk to them that I’m a snob. The jocks, they used to say shit to me, shove me around. And I’m small, so I couldn’t really do anything about it, so I just took it. I’ve been shoved in lockers, thrown in dumpsters, been called names, shoved down stairs. But I wanted them to know they didn’t scare me. I stood my ground, never ran or hid, I’d come out of it bruised or smellin’ like stink, but I didn’t co

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4. Cover Art Revealed (4)


I've been collecting these for about a month now, so we have lots of covers to see today!


Courtney Summers revealed the cover for her new novel This is Not a Test! Check it out:

Coming June 19, 2012!

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up.

As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, everyone’s motivations to survive begin to change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life–and death–inside.

When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

I loooove the blood spatter in the corner! I also love how her hair is falling over her face. There's something kind of disturbing about her identity being erased like that -- perfect for the themes of the novel.



Lisa Desrochers also revealed the cover for the final book in her Personal Demons trilogy, Last Rite. Check it out:

Coming May 8, 2012!


What happens when you can't outrun Hell—or trust the ones you love?

I think this cover is gorgeous. I love how it's divided down the middle, light and dark, heaven and hell,

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5. In My Mailbox: November 7 - 13, 2011


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.


For Review:


Incarnate (#1) by Jodi Meadows

Thanks to HarperCollins Children's and NetGalley!

Coming January 31, 2012!

NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.


Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Thanks to Feiwel & Friends and NetGalley!

Coming January 3, 2012!

Humans and

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6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (4)



People have expressed an interest in turning this feature into a meme, so that's what I'm going to do! If you'd like to join in, pick an exciting book deal announcement (before there are covers or even proper synopses) and tell us about it in a post! Publisher's Weekly is a great place to see new book deals, but authors frequently announce them on their blogs and Twitter as well.


My pick this week is:


Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
2012 | Simon & Schuster
Debut Author

Keeping up with the high-priced deals, Liesa Abrams, executive editor at Simon & Schuster, took North American rights to three books, in a six-figure pre-empt, by newcomer Shannon Messenger. Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary brokered the deal for the middle-grade fantasy series, and the first book, Keeper of the Lost Cities, is scheduled for fall 2012. In Cities, a 12-year-old girl who can read minds, and is something of a social outcast, discovers the reason she has her abilities when she meets a mysterious boy. Rennert elaborated: “She’s never felt at home because she isn’t. There are secrets buried deep in her memory, secrets about her true identity and why she was hidden among humans, that others desperately want and would even kill for.” Messenger is in her 20s and is one of the founders of the free, online writer’s conference, WriteOnCon. (via Publisher's Weekly)

Twelve-year-old Sophie has always been different -- she's years ahead of the other kids in school and can read minds. She's always assumed there's some kind of logical explanation for her talents, but when she meets an adorable and mysterious boy, she finds out the shocking truth. She's never felt at home because she, well, ... isn't.

There are secrets buried deep in her memory, secrets about her true identity and why she was hidden among humans, that others desperately want and would even kill for. And she must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.


A mindreading alien with secrets even she doesn't know? Yes, please! This sounds like a fun SciFi adventure! There definitely needs to be more SciFi in the YA and MG genres, so I'm really excited to see where Shannon Messenger takes this series. Shannon is also a fellow blogger, which makes this doubly exciting! Congrats, Shannon!

If you'd like to participate, link up your post in the Mr. Linky below! Feel free to also grab the button at the top of this post. I'll be doing this every Thursday, so come back each week if you'd like to join in!

7. Waiting on Wednesday: The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!



The Gathering Storm (Katerina Trilogy #1) by Robin Bridges
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Kate

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8. In My Mailbox; September 12 - 18, 2011


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.


Review:


Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Thanks to HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray!

Coming January 3, 2012!

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...


Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould

Thanks to Random House/Delacorte and NetGalley!

Coming March 13, 2012!

Venice, 1585.

When 16-

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9. Waiting on Wednesday: Undeadly by Michele Vail

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!



Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries #1) by Michele Vail

Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper-and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.

Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.

To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly-against Molly. The only way o

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10. Waiting on Wednesday: The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!



The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Release Date: February 21, 2012
Publisher: Dial
Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

"Inventive, gorgeous, funny and yes . . . heartbreaking. You will absolutely love this book." — Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and Delirium.


This book sounds qui

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11. In My Mailbox: October 3 - 30, 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

I haven't done an IMM post since the beginning of October because of everything that's been going on, so this post might be a little long. I'm just going to post links rather that doing synopses for them all.


Review:


Without Tess by Marcella Pixley (Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR, 10/11/11)
Death Watch by Ari Berk (Simon & Schuster Children's, 11/15/11)
Legacy by Molly Cochran (Simon & Schuster, 12/20/11)
The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Simon & Schuster Children's, 11/15/11)
Triangles by Ellen Hopkins (Atria, 10/18/11)


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12. Waiting on Wednesday: New Girl by Paige Harbison

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!



New Girl by Paige Harbison

Release Date: January 31, 2012
Publisher: HarlequinTeen

WHY DID A SPOT OPEN UP AT MANDERLEY ACADEMY?

I hadn't wanted to go, but my parents were so excited…. So here I am, the new girl at Manderley, a true fish out of water. But mine's not the name on everyone's lips. Oh, no.

It's Becca Normandy they can't stop talking about. Perfect, beautiful Becca. She went missing at the end of last year, leaving a spot open at Manderley-the spot that I got. And everyone acts like it's my fault that infallible, beloved Becca is gone and has been replaced by not perfect, completely fallible, unknown Me.

Then, there's the name on my lips-Max Holloway. Becca's ex. The one boy I should avoid, but can't. Thing is, it seems like he wants me, too. But the memory of Becca is always between us. And as much I'm starting to like it at Manderley, I can't help but think she's out there, somewhere, wat

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